Eight IT Infrastructure Success Drivers for 2014

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 03-06-2014 Email

A new report from McKinsey & Company provides a glimpse as to what's ahead in 2014—and beyond—for IT infrastructure management. Overall, there will be a push to expand beyond merely technology capabilities and add to business-enhancing value. Infrastructure operations will take advantage of pricing strategies that closely resemble those from a traditional commercial marketplace. They'll commit to open-source innovation to further cut costs. And they'll seek to expand automated, self-service functions, while migrating more infrastructure needs to the private cloud. "Highly uncertain business conditions have resulted in tighter budgets," the McKinsey & Company report states. "Many infrastructure managers have rushed to put tactical cost reductions in place—canceling projects, rationalizing contractors, extracting vendor concessions and deferring investments to upgrade hardware and software." Smarter organizations will take to the following steps to avoid these crisis-mode steps. The forecast is based upon 50 discussions with heads of infrastructure at Fortune 500 companies. For more about the report, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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